Last year may have been a year of dividend slashing, but there are now more and more companies committed to sending more money out to their shareholders in 2010.
Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Let's start with Republic Services
Alliance Resource Partners
Finally we have Crane
Companies are starting to return more of their money to their investors, and shareholders aren't likely to be complaining. Natural gas specialist William Partners
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz pays attention to yield signs. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.